FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST Business Name Premises Address

Assessor Date Review Date Business Type Responsible Person Floor Space Area Number of employees No of floors Construction Type Date Built Register of Persons Responsible for Fire safety Name Responsibility

1. Premises Yes Are the premises free from risk of fire spreading from anything outside e.g Rubbish Are all waste containers secured with locks / padlocks Is there a basement used (bar /office etc) How many exit doors are there in the basement Occupancy of basement Is there a written plan for emergency business relocation Are there named fire wardens Are weekly fire safety audits / checks performed Is there a fire log book Is there a written fire safety plan Is there a written fire safety policy Has staff been trained in fire safety – are there records Is the building more than one storey in height Is there a fire alarm system Are smoke detectors linked to the fire alarm system Is the alarm monitored by outside company Do all rooms have detection (smoke or heat) Have there been any false alarm activations Is there a sprinkler system if yes is it tested Can exit signs be seen anywhere in the building Are areas under stairs clear of clutter Are the premises noisy Is there a lift 2. Ignition Sources Yes Have the main electrics been tested within the last 5 years Are the premises free from temporary wiring Is there a designated smoke area Is there a boiler room and is it free of clutter & combustibles Are there service records available for the boiler

No

Comments Should be at least 6m Visual checks

Number of persons See training records Check records Check records Check record Check record Check record How many Check record Check record Include storerooms Check record Visual plus check records

Can the alarm be heard If yes is it a fire list

No

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Is there a certificate Contractors EG Care home Are they current

Where .L. Extinguishers Are there sufficient extinguishers of the correct type Are extinguisher easy to access Are extinguishers regularly maintained Are records of servicing available Are all extinguishers identified with signage Are all extinguishers mounted to the wall on brackets Is there a wet chemical extinguisher in the kitchen Is there a fire blanket where there are cooking facilities Have staff been trained in the use of extinguishers 5.L. Can smoke pass through Is it signed fire door keep shut Visual See records for one year Is it signed fire door keep shut Visual Visual Number Check records Check records Contact No. tested weekly and are records available Is the sprinkler system maintained and are records available Are hose reels maintained and are records available Are all electrical appliances correctly wired Is there a register of detectors + locations At all exit doors Orange symbol Cive off a lot of heat RCD All appliances Where Coiled wires generate heat Visual checks Squirrels Which Which Drills / grinders etc Keep locked Yes No Comments Time on a fire drill Check weekly Measure distances Visual checks daily Visual checks Visual checks Is there a sign See records Visual checks See records Visual checks Visual checks daily Yes No Comments Check Check Check Check Check Check Records Yes No Comments Check records Check records Contact No.Is the smoking legislation signage displayed List any chemicals used which are flammable Are there halogen bulbs near combustible materials Are electrical protection devices suitable for their purpose Are portable appliances inspected / tested annually Are toasters used Are extension leads / adaptors used (are wires fully uncoiled) Are trailing leads minimal Is there vermin in the area Is there a kitchen in use Is the fuel gas / electric or oil in the kitchen Are there dry / wet risers Is there fire damping within ventilation and ducting systems Does the gas cease to flow if the flame goes out (oven) Is there any machinery giving off sparks Is all machinery regularly maintained and lubricated Are storage rooms tidy Are electricity cupboards clear of storage / combustibles 3. Maintenance Is the fire alarm serviced annually and are records available Is the fire alarm tested weekly and are records available Is the fire alarm system monitored externally Are fire resistant walls/ceilings free from damage / holes Is there a fire door leading to the boiler room Are all call points numbered Are all call points tested in rotation Is there a fire door leading to the basement Do fire doors hang flush with no gaps Are fire doors signed fire door keep closed How many final exit doors are there Is the E. Means of Escape Is the escape time for all occupants sufficient Do doors used for escape open in the direction of travel Are there sufficient exits Are all escape routes free from obstruction Are all fire doors clearly labelled Can all fire signage and exit signs be clearly seen. Do fire doors have intuminescent strips Is there a designated assembly points Are all automatic self closers operating on doors Are all breakglass call points clearly signed ? Are all escape routes adequately lit ( lux ratings) Can all doors on the escape route be opened easily Are all exit doors free of key locks Are floors on the escape route free from trip / slip hazards Is the escape route adequately signed 4. maintained and are records available Is the E.

thinners & solvents. Is there a letterbox in the entrance door with a metal box Are there large notice boards on escape routes Do any ceilings have polystyrene tiles Is there cement /talc / flour stored on site Are all cylinders stored in the premises in safe areas Are video tapes in use with a security system Are aerosols used in the building Is paper waste allowed to accumulate inside Are combustibles stored.Arson Break Ins Vandalism Other 7. Means of Escape Are evacuation times adequate Do doors on the escape route open in the direction of travel Are all fire exit door fastenings easy to use & free of locks Are all fire doors self closing where appropriate Is there sufficient exit signage Is there emergency lighting outside fire final exit doors/changes in levels etc Are there suitable & sufficient extinguishers Is there sufficient fire action notices & fire alarm point signs Is the fire alarm clearly audible For the fire services Yes No Comments Dates if No Yes No Yes No Comments In case of fire Check records Fire warden For contractors Heat detectors If no why Comments Remove all redundant materials Potential for arson attack Notices Where Where Oxygen etc Are several tapes in If so where If so why Staircases? Comments Where Service Signage Where Grease build up Where Visual + PAT Is there a certificate Are there records Are there records Records Type CO2 Fryers Comments Stored safely Metal lockers Metal lockers Lock waste skips Label / certificate Is room signed lighting required Comments 3 Mins If not where If not where High risk areas At each exit Every 30m 1 every 200sq m Each exit point Ask employees Yes No Yes No Yes No . Removal / Reduction of Hazards Can combustible materials be removed / reduced Can combustible materials be replaced with safer materials Can flammable substances be replaced / isolated from heat / ignition Safe storage of cooking oils . eg in a storeroom / office Do all store cupboards have fire door keep locked shut signs 9. Management Practices Does the induction training include "Action to Take" Are all employees trained in basic fire safety awareness Are there adequate instructions for calling the fire service Is a "Hot Work" permit system in place Is smoking prohibited except in designated areas Are all escape routes clear 8.where stored Can waste control be improved Is all damaged electrical equipment discarded or repaired Is the furniture / curtains fire retardent Is the smoke area regularly monitored Can security measures be improved against arson attacks 11.Is there a completed site information sheet available 6. Previous Incidents Have the premises been free from: Fire . Fuel Sources Are there highly flammable substances in the workplace For example paints.Sources of Heat Is cooking carried out on the premises Are there oil or gas burning appliances Are gas supply cut off valves identified Are radiant heaters in use Are extractor hoods cleaned regularly Are light bulbs / fittings near combustible materials Is electrical equipment in good condition Has portable appliance testing been carried out in the passed year Are boilers / plant serviced regularly Are kitchen appliances regularly maintained Are laundry appliances regularly maintained Is there an extinguisher for the laundry Is there an extinguisher for the switchgear cupboard Are kitchen appliances fitted with thermostatic controls 10.

Fireworks Registration) Does this organisation employ 5 or more persons Are the premises in a multi-occupied building? Are there any residential properties in the building? (Include brief details below) Has a procedure been implemented for the following items: Yes No N/A Sleeping occupants: People with Disabilities: Occupants in remote areas: (Lone Worker Policy) Any others: i.Means of Escape (cont'd) Is all the artificial lighting working Is all the emergency lighting working Where is test key for testing lighting/alarms etc Are fire drills held regularly Is the fire alarm tested weekly What is the procedure . Young persons.e.who knows it Is there a designated fire warden Are staff trained in the use of extinguishers Are all registers and records easy to access Are persons nominated to contact the emergency services Have staff received basic fire safety awareness training Are staff aware of the fire evacuation procedure Is there an external assembly point Are evacuation procedures displayed Are do not use lifts in case of fire signs displayed Approximate number of employees in the building at any one time: RECORD OF PREVIOUS FIRE INCIDENTS AND FALSE ALARMS In all rooms Yes No Comments Bulbs etc Records Records Records Trained Records Where Warden Records Drill records Signage Two doors DATE OCCURRENC E ACTIONS TAKEN OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION Are the premises subject to any Enforcement Notices? (issued by the Fire Authority) Is a Licence or Registration in force? (eg Premises licence(alcohol). Yes No Comments Yes Are there Appointed Competent Persons for the following Fire Fighting? Fire Safety Training of Employees? Electrical/gas items serviced (filters etc)? Portable Appliance Testing? Is an electrical equipment register maintained? Use of extension leads or multi adaptors restricted? No Comments .Is automatic smoke and heat / fire detection available Are all fire doors free from hooks or wedges 11 . Visitors etc.

Dry Powder. CO²)? Is fire fighting equipment accessible and sited correctly? Is there correct signage of exit routes and staircases? Do travel distances comply with the relevant guides?(e.g. Hazards 2. Preventative measures 4.e. foam inlets being maintained? Are fire fighting shafts being maintained? Is the access for fire fighting appliances adequate? SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS Any defects that present a threat to the health. waste control/removal system.Is there storage on exit routes? Are Staircases & Corridors kept free of combustible items? Correct fire procedures and signage displayed ? Use of portable heating restricted? Smoking policy in force? Good Housekeeping.18m dead end travel 45m two way travel) Is access to areas of Imminent Danger restricted? Have all persons with access to these areas received adequate safety training? Are there appropriate evacuation procedures in place for pre and post incidents? Has the Responsible Person appointed one or more Competent Persons to assist in undertaking the fire safety control measures(also to cover for sickness and leave)? Has their competence been confirmed? Is there a likelihood of an explosive atmosphere occurring Are fire fighters switches fitted to luminous discharge tubes where applicable Are fire fighters switches signed Are dry/wet rising mains. Is there a disaster management plan. Persons at risk 3. Business continuity plan in place Has the risk from Dangerous Substances been reduced to as low as possible Are there suitable evacuation procedures in place? Are audibility levels appropriate to size and use of premises? (eg Premises licence-alarm linked to music. Relevant instruction and training . Interim measures 5. safety and welfare of users of the premises are to be dealt with immediately Your significant findings should include the following points:1. visual strobes for hard of hearing) Is the fire fighting equipment appropriate to size and use of premises? ie 1 extinguisher per 200 m² and/or a minimum of 2 per floor Are special extinguishers provided for special risks (i.

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